Frank Shorter: Racing…

English: Frank Shorter, 2002

English: Frank Shorter, 2002 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually it passes and the flow returns. It’s part of racing.

Frank Shorter, U.S. Olympic Marathoner 

Nina Kuscik: Running

Marathon Preparedness

Marathon Preparedness (Photo credit: super-structure)

Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own course and think whatever you want. Nobody tells you what to do.

Nina Kuscik, marathoner 

Chrissie Wellington: Discomfort

English: A photo of Chrissie Wellington compet...

English: A photo of Chrissie Wellington competing in the the 2008 Frankfurt Ironman triathlon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s when the discomfort strikes that they realize a strong mind is the most powerful weapon of all.

Chrissie Wellington, four-time World Ironman Champion

Bill Rodgers: Running

Rodgers Rop

Rodgers Rop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It’s the easiest sport.”

~Bill Rodgers

Pride

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“Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt. ”
Henry Bolingbroke

Running

World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka - ...

Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own course and think whatever you want. Nobody tells you what to do.

Nina Kuscik, marathoner

Running

Runner's World magazine, published by Rodale s...

I just go out there and feel like, ‘This is hard, but this is great.’ I just feel so incredibly alive. And I feel healthy and inspired when I run a race, even if it’s not my best day.

Tina Ingegneri, Runner’s World Challenger of the Week